Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 344.1
Paraplegia
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Paraplegia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 344.1 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 344.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Complete paraplegia (disorder)
  • Human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) 1-associated myelopathy-tropical spastic paraparesis (disorder)
  • Incomplete paraplegia (disorder)
  • Paraparesis
  • Paraparesis or paraplegia as late effect of stroke (disorder)
  • Paraparesis w paraplegia, late effect of stroke
  • Paraparesis with paraplegia due to stroke
  • Paraplegia (complete or partial paralysis of legs)
  • Paraplegia (paralysis of legs) with neurogenic bladder
  • Paraplegia (paralysis of legs), complete
  • Paraplegia (paralysis of legs), incomplete
  • Paraplegia w neurogenic bladder
  • Paraplegia with neurogenic bladder (disorder)
  • Paraplegia, complete
  • Paraplegia, incomplete
  • Spastic paraplegia, tropical
Clinical Information
  • Complete or partial loss of movement in the lower part of the body, including both legs
  • Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, often caused by damage to the spinal cord.
  • Paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body.
  • Paralysis of the lower limbs and trunk.
  • Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk.
  • Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with spinal cord diseases, although brain diseases; peripheral nervous system diseases; neuromuscular diseases; and muscular diseases may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
Applies To
  • Paralysis of both lower limbs
  • Paraplegia (lower)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 344.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G82.20 Paraplegia, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 344.1:
  • Diplegia (upper limbs) 344.2
    • lower limbs 344.1
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • brain
      • congenital - see Palsy, cerebral
      • current episode 437.8
      • diplegia 344.2
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • hemiplegia 342.9
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • infantile - see Palsy, cerebral
      • monoplegia - see also Monoplegia
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • paraplegia 344.1
      • quadriplegia - see Quadriplegia
      • syphilitic, congenital 090.49
      • triplegia 344.89
    • extremity
      • lower - see Paralysis, leg
      • spastic (hereditary) 343.3
        • noncongenital or noninfantile 344.1
      • transient (cause unknown) 781.4
      • upper - see Paralysis, arm
    • leg 344.30
      • affecting
      • both (see also Paraplegia) 344.1
      • crossed 344.89
      • hysterical 300.11
      • psychogenic 306.0
      • transient or transitory 781.4
        • traumatic NEC (see also Injury, nerve, lower limb) 956.9
    • lower limb - see also Paralysis, leg
      • both (see also Paraplegia) 344.1
    • spinal (cord) NEC 344.1
      • accessory nerve 352.4
      • acute (see also Poliomyelitis) 045.9
      • ascending acute 357.0
      • atrophic (acute) (see also Poliomyelitis, with paralysis) 045.1
      • congenital NEC 343.9
      • hemiplegic - see Hemiplegia
      • hereditary 336.8
      • infantile (see also Poliomyelitis) 045.9
      • late effect NEC 344.89
      • monoplegic - see Monoplegia
      • nerve 355.9
      • progressive 335.10
      • quadriplegic - see Quadriplegia
      • spastic NEC 343.9
      • traumatic - see Injury, spinal, by site
  • Paraparesis (see also Paraplegia) 344.1
  • Paraplegia 344.1
    • with
      • broken back - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
      • fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
    • ataxic - see Degeneration, combined, spinal cord
    • brain (current episode) (see also Paralysis, brain) 437.8
    • cerebral (current episode) (see also Paralysis, brain) 437.8
    • congenital or infantile (cerebral) (spastic) (spinal) 343.0
    • cortical - see Paralysis, brain
    • functional (hysterical) 300.11
    • late effect 344.1
    • spastic
      • Erb's spinal 094.89
      • hereditary 334.1
      • not infantile or congenital 344.1
    • spinal (cord)
      • traumatic NEC - see Injury, spinal, by site
    • traumatic NEC - see Injury, spinal, by site
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